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Teen Only Summer Camp Open For Enrollment

Are you looking for an educational and fun summer camp for your teen? Check out the Carolinas Leadership Academy Camp!

Who?

Our camp is a weekly overnight camp for teens age 14-17. Our facility houses fifty campers plus counselors and coaches. You play, eat and sleep in our spacious facility!

What?

While at the CLA, your teen will make life-long friends with other campers from all over the country. We focus on activity-based curriculum while enjoying team building games that stress the importance of becoming a leader in today's society. While here, your teen will participate in activities such as golf, soccer, kickball, capture the flag, spending a day at the beach and more! 

Where?

Set on lush 28 acres, our camp is located in beautiful Shallotte, NC, just minutes from the beach. Our facility includes spacious grounds to allow us to offer many fun activities. On site we have a driving range, 9-hole par three golf course, and multiple practice facilities.

How?

To register or for more information on the CLA, please Click Here or call 910-754-5288

When?

We will have six sessions this summer in June, July and August. Each session runs from Sunday to Thursday at the rate of $300 per session. If you register before May 1st, you will receive an early bird special of $50 off!

What’s in the Water?

“What’s in the Water?” at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Apr. 1 This is no April Fool’s Joke! On April 1 at 11:00 the Museum of Coastal Carolina presents a program called “What’s in the Water?” Water is life!  With about 70% of the earth’s cover being water, it undeniably becomes one of our greatest resources. A close inspection of our waters will show it is being contaminated by man-made waste. Water is an easy solvent, enabling most pollutants to dissolve in it easily and contaminate it. Learn how water pollution effects the organisms and vegetation that live in or near water. On a human level, we all depend on clean water to survive. In this eye-opening and fascinating presentation, we will discuss how pollutants including plastic, burning of fossil fuels, industrial waste, and fertilizers affect the inhabitants of oceans, salt marshes, and life on planet earth. The program will be presented by Dr. Richard Hilderman, a retired biochemist of Clemson University. He currently lives in Sunset Beach, NC and is a passionate environmentalist. He has shared his extensive knowledge over the years with the museum membership and guests of all ages. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The museum is open from 10-3 on Friday and Saturday. Admission to the museum is free for museum and dual museum/planetarium members. Non-member all-day admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call the museum at 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Oysters are Important

The Museum of Coastal Carolina’s Katherine Hunt presents a program for families called “Oysters are Important” March 25 at 11 am. Families will learn fascinating facts about the life cycle of oysters, how pearls are created, and why oysters are critically important to the water quality along the coast. Immediately after the educational program, she will lead attendees in making an oyster to explore one’s environment. There will also be useful handouts concerning the purchase of oysters and other shell fish as well as a take home activity. Hunt is a science educator who has lived in the Carolinas most of her life,  now an Education Outreach Coordinator of the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. Oysters have been a big part of her life since she went digging for them for the first time as a girl with her grandfather in Kure Beach, NC. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Consider becoming a museum member; admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $9.50 adults, $8.50 seniors (62+), $7.50 children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Questions? Call the museum at 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org

Manatees off the NC Coast

The Museum of Coastal Carolina  will  feature a presentation by Katherine Hunt,  education outreach coordinator, about manatee sightings in the Carolinas. The event will be March 18 at 11 am. Manatees are amazing sea animals that have been spotted off of the NC coast. The animals swim through open ocean, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, sounds and bays, rivers and creeks and marinas to graze on sea grass in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Families will learn about this unique mammal that does not typically migrate to our shores. The program is  included with general admission to the museum. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Sunset River Marketplace to feature Raleigh artist Mary Storms

Northern Highlands by Mary Storms, mixed media, 40x30

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic gallery in Calabash, will feature acrylic and mixed media paintings by artist Mary Storms from March 1 through April 15. There will be a public reception on Saturday, March 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Reservations are not required.

Artist Mary Storms at work

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter says, “I was fortunate enough to see Mary’s one-woman Wilson Arts Council show last year, and knew right then I wanted to feature her at the gallery. I’m delighted that Mary was able to carve out this time for us, and I encourage artists and collectors both to visit the gallery during her show and artist’s reception on March 18.”   In her Raleigh, NC studio, Mary Storms creates unique abstract mixed-media landscapes. Using a range of color palettes, her mixed media canvases (and some acrylic-only canvases) are almost always textured. For mixed media, she layers torn or cut handmade paper and/or recycled magazine paper with acrylic paint, sculpting paste and an occasional found object. To add additional depth and texture, portions of some layers are literally scrubbed off with water before the paint,  glue or sculpting paste has completely set. For her acrylic-only canvases, she applies thick layers of paint with brushes, palette knives and her hands.   According to the artist, her intent is to provide a sense of the symbiotic relationship between the primeval elements – stone, soil, water and sky – and the life forms these elements nurture.   It was during a family cross-country move to California after her father’s sudden death that she first witnessed the overwhelming expanse, power and beauty of the natural environment. Now, as an adult, she continues her love affair with nature.   Storms has been the recipient of numerous honors and has studied with Stephen Quiller, Barbara Nechis, Bob Burridge, Jeanne Carbonetti and others.   Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry. There are two onsite kilns and four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. A custom framing department is available. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179), Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s page on Facebook.

Author Carole O’Neill to speak at Sunset River Marketplace March 9

Carole O’ Neill will speak at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, March 9 from 10 – 11 a.m. as part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series.   O’Neill’s book, Hidden Truth: A Seaside Murder, is a story woven around an actual murder in the Victorian town of Onset Village in coastal Massachusetts. For half a century, local residents have tried to forget the murder of a beautiful tourist who came to enjoy the sun and dance in the Casino Ballroom. When broadcast journalist Samantha Scott purchases a local cottage, she finds herself in the middle of a cold case with enough evidence to solve the almost perfect murder.   O’Neill’s talk will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.   Upcoming Coffee With the Authors events include: May 11. Curtis J. James (High Hand) International thriller. September 14. Arleen Mercorella (A Matter of Survival-The Story of Frances) Journey into Alzheimer’s disease. A true story. October 12. Paul Grimshaw (Travelers of the Gray Dawn and Voyagers of the Gray Dawn) Civil War tales. November 9. Ann Ipock (Life is Short, Pack Your Bags NOW!) Ipock’s fourth book about her approach to life. December 14. Steve McMillen. (Death on Mount Pleasant) The lastest Mickke D adventure.   About Sunset River Marketplace Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry. There are two onsite kilns and four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. A custom framing department is available. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179), Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s page on Facebook.

Immersive Light and Music Shows at Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium is proud to host new laser light and music shows beginning in March 2017! Fully immerse yourself in the music of your favorite artists as their songs come alive in a 360 degree environment of light and sound. The installation of modernized equipment to start 2017 has ushered in a new generation of laser shows at Ingram Planetarium. Join this sensory experience unlike any other as mesmerizing laser artwork is now accompanied by 3D atmospheric effects and 360 degree lighting. Let go as the light seemingly dances around you to enjoy music from the most popular and influential bands in history through our area’s best sound system. Whether you want to sit back and relax or rock out to the hits of yesteryear, these fully immersive shows are not to be missed! Laser shows will be offered on select Saturday evenings throughout the spring at 7:00pm. For a complete schedule, please visit www.museumplanetarium.org or call us at 910-575-0033. The March lineup of shows is featured below: March 4          The Beatles – Take a trip down memory lane with The Fab Four and enjoy favorites such as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Yesterday, Here Comes the Sun, and more. Sing-a-long to these classic songs as you are transported back to a lost time and re-experience the evolution of this musical phenomenon. March 11        Classic Rock Night – Prepare to rock! Join us to see some of your favorite rock hits come to life with immersive light and laser effects! This musical concert highlights many of classic rock’s favorite bands, featuring AC/DC, Queen, Aerosmith, Journey, and many others! March 18        Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon – Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most engaging and mind-bending light concerts of all time! Featuring the entire groundbreaking album including songs like Breathe, Money, and Any Colour You Like. March 25        Pink Floyd’s The Wall – Coupled with spectacular laser art and immersive effects, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced! Visitors will become lost and spellbound as their senses join this timeless journey. Featuring songs from the album such as Comfortably Numb, Young Lust, and Another Brick in the Wall. Not recommended for young children. Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member, per-show admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.

Right Whale Program at the Museum of Coastal Carolina

The Museum of Coastal Carolina will have a program  March 4 at 11 am featuring the endangered right whale. Right whales are the rarest of all large whales. There are several species, but all are identified by enormous heads, which can measure up to one-third of their total body length. Right whales are endangered and have enjoyed complete international protection since 1949. Several thousand southern right whales are believed to survive, and they have shown some encouraging population growth since their protection. However, scientists believe that there are fewer than 500 Atlantic right whales along the eastern coastline. Allison Smith, a volunteer at the museum and owner of OIB Ghost Walk, will be presenting this program. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Wild Boar Invasion!

The Museum of Coastal Carolina will have a program titled Wild Boar Invasion February 25 at 11 am. The program will be presented by the museum’s education coordinator, Maria Knapik. She will reveal how these animals are an invasive species. Wild boars can eat almost anything, reproduce rapidly, and can live almost anywhere. They have been reported in at least 45 states and their populations now exist as far north as Michigan, North Dakota, and Oregon.  These animals compete for food and space with native wildlife species, especially game animals such as deer and turkey. In the Southeastern US, competition for food is highest during late summer and fall when muscadines, persimmons, and acorns are available. They also are significant predators of eggs and newly hatched young of sea turtles, small mammals, frogs, crabs, mussels, and snakes. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.  

Love is in the Stars at Ingram Planetarium

“Love is in the Stars” will take place on Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm inside Ingram Planetarium. Gazing upon the night sky has long been a source of romance. However, nothing ruins a romantic evening quite like the cold temperatures and cloudy nights that February weather often throws our way. Instead, you will be guaranteed a clear view of the celestial sights that twinkle overhead during “Love is in the Stars” as Ingram Planetarium Manager Will Snyder leads  a guided tour of the many stories of love, loss, and lust that fill our evening sky. Bring your special someone to explore a variety of the sky’s most beautiful sights and discover the ancient love stories that are immortalized in the stars above – including the heroic rescue of the maiden Andromeda by the warrior Perseus and the daring escape of Aphrodite and Eros, the Greek gods of beauty and love. These sights, and many others, await this Valentine’s Day weekend! Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member, per-show admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like  Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.